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Kenseth wins as 500 cut 48 laps short

Updated: February 16, 2009, 12:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain finally fell on Daytona, then it took another 20 minutes for the real downpour.

Matt Kenseth, the quiet, unassuming former NASCAR champion who had never been in contention at the Daytona 500, cried as he celebrated the biggest victory of his career in Sunday's rain-shortened running of The Great American Race.

It was an unexpected show of emotion for one of NASCAR's most underappreciated stars.

Then again, he'd waited a decade for a legitimate ...

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